• Dieter Posted: 8/31/2010 12:48pm PDT

    The Subaru Outback with the CVT transmission has a sudden acceleration problem. In cruise control, hitting resume creates a large WOT acceleration. I have gotten a 6000RPM surge that makes the car hard to handle.
    This is by design.
    Since the car doors also do not lock automatically, this may not be a good family car.
    The Outback is an off-road car.
    Avoid the cruise the control and remember to lock the doors.
    Otherwise a great car.